These instructions seemed slightly outdated compared to some of the files I have received from other purchases. It was still easy to follow, but there were a couple mistakes in the writing and sometimes they left out which sides (right/inside of fabric) we should be doing, so it took me a little longer to figure it out on my first try. I think the PDF printing is not separated into the layers like some other files, which made cutting out on a black and white printer a little harder too. If it gets updated at some point, it would be a good time to fix the writing.
Otherwise, lovely pattern. I really like how the dresses came out and can definitely see myself making more of them. Thanks CKC!
I have made dozens of this dress in so many color combinations. It never fails to impress!
What a sweet dress to make! Instructions are easy and I love all the frills. It also gives the opportunity to use small/scrap pieces of fabric or all the same color to make a lovely girly dress. Our grand daughters LOVE their dresses
I bought this pattern for the skirt and was not disappointed!
This was my first time making it, My daughter loves ruffles and twirling, She didnt want to take it off! I can see alot more of this pattern being used in the future. Thank you CKC
I have made Blanche a few times, and it never fails to impress. Love this pattern!
This dress is beautiful for any special occasion. It's a lot dress (very full skirt) but I've also used just the bodice and first two tiers of Ruffles for a top.
This was my first CKC pattern. and my first PDF pattern. The instructions are very well written and they make it easy to have an amazing looking outfit, Many new techniques were learned from this.
This dress does take some time but oh is it worth it! My niece Isabella looks stunning in it!
This is the first CKC pattern I ever made and I was hooked from then on out. It was easy enough to figure out and definitely easy for an intermediate sewist. Made this for my daughter to match my sons birthday theme and it turned out great!
I made this dress for my daughter to wear to a friend's wedding. While it was time consuming (so many ruffles!), it was well worth the effort. She got so many compliments. It was so much fun to see her dance in with all those twirly ruffles!
Very easy to sew even with all the Ruffles.
This dress is absolutely beautiful! The instructions are so clear and filled with helpful pictures the whole way!
This has a ton of ruffles but don't shy away! This dress is amazing once it is completed. Definitely will be making more!!
I looooove Blanche!!! The instructions made this so easy to make and the end results are beautiful! A full dress without having to use a petti.
I just finished this pattern. First time using a keyhole closure. Pattern instructions were very precise except I had an issue with what to do with the elastic at the keyhole closure. I love the ruffles and my daughter loves the ruffles. Definitely a pattern worth buying.
Love this dress. As others have said, it takes a little time and patience with all those ruffles, but ut is more than worth it. This dress is perfect for photo shoots. It would look great in either cotton or dressed up special occassion fabrics.
Even though the pattern is an intermediate,the instructions are very easy to follow and have great pictures.
Such easy instructions! I was so intimidated at first, but now after trying the pattern I want to keep making them!
I enjoyed making this dress, its easy to make modifications if wanted so its versatile. It wasnt a quick sew, Id say it took about 10 hours (Im also a slow sewer and take lots of breaks lol). The completed dress is so stunning though. All the ruffles are just amazing, so worth it. Cant wait to make many more!!!
I completed this dress during a sew along for it. The directions were very clear and i had a great time making it. The ruffles, although time consuming, turn out beautiful when completed. Dont let them scare you. If your looking for something thats eye catching, girly and has a twirl factor this dress is for you!
P.s. my daughter thinks its great!
The end results is the most stunning!
I did a sew along for this pattern. The bodice is very easy to construct. The ruffles are a lot of work but worth it in the end. One thing I did different than the instructions was to only sew the ruffle piece to the front bodice and then enclosed the seam with the lining.
This was an easy sew, it's very time consuming but oh so worth it!
Although it can be challenging at times , there a couple videos to help you through! I have a love hate relationship with ruffles, but will definitely be making more! Such a rewarding project. Definitely kid approved !
This is the 1st time I sew up Blanche. It is definitely tedious since it has 4 layers of ruffles. But believe me! You will not regret it! The end product is simply stunning! If you want to feel talented, purchase a copy of your Blanche today! It's worth your effort and sleepless nights
Love the options that this dress! Especially the ruffles! Simply beautiful and classic design! Perfect fit!
Blanche is a supper easy sew...love the collar
While I won't tell you this is a quick sew, I will say that the end product is definitely work every minute spent on it!
Be prepared to spend some time on the ruffles, but it's all worth it.
This is my favorite pattern by far, and I've bought many! It is my go-to for any occasion. Not because it's easy... It's not a "quick-sew," but because it's absolutely gorgeous. This dress will wow anyone!!
This is the most beautiful skirt! Wow at the ruffles defiantly not a quick sew though.
This dress is so cute on. The ruffles are gorgeous. The bodice is a little tight to get on and off so you might want to go up a size.
This pattern makes a STUNNING dress! Easy instructions with absolutely beautiful results!
Love this pattern! I couldn't get it printed out fast enough. Easy to follow instructions and pattern pieces. Definitely a great party/holiday dress
First, let me start by saying I'm a beginner and maybe I got in over my head. I struggled with the bodice until I watched the Youtube Video. I have since made 2 more and they get easier every time. Very detailed instructions, perhaps a little time consuming but worth every second for all those fabulous ruffles! <3
Not my usual bodice construction but I love! So full & yummy! Waist a touch roomy without sash so be sure to pay particular attention when selecting size.
This dress is a definite labor of love! The end result is stunning though! The bodice is a little wide on a few sizes I have made, but I ,measuring the intended child an downsizing the bodice if needed fixes that issue! I love this dress though! It's my absolute favorite (when finished LOL)
great for pageants and holidays. my daughter loves these ruffles!!
Simple in construction, stunningly couture in design.
What a fun pattern. Good one to build skills on. Quite the amount of ruffles but the end result is 100% worth it. I love these patterns. I started sewing a year ago and come a long way with CKC patterns. Written well and easy to follow.
This dress is easily one of my daughter's favorite's! The instructions are easy to follow once you understand the semi-tricky bodice. But there are ruffles for days on this dress and any girl that loves ruffles and twirling is sure to love this one!
I love to make ruffles and this dress made me very happy!
This dress is one of our favorites! The bodice is a little tricky, but CKC has made a You Tube video to walk you through it. Anyone can do it! :)
Love this pattern its sassy while still being classy
I haven't been sewing long, but my dress looks like it was made by a professional - great directions!
Do not be intimidated by this super ruffle dress. As long as you have a gathering foot or a ruffles foot your time will be cut in half. Labor intensive yes, but the end result is gorgeous!
I love the style of this dress, but have only used the bodice so far, got a little confused on sewing the arm holes but watched the YouTube video and got it. I will be doing more of these.
This dress is the one that started my love for CKC. After someone posted a picture of one and it showed up in my Facebook news feed, I knew I needed to figure out how to make one. It is breathtaking and lovely, in a classically beautiful way. I LOVE this one.
Easier than it looks, this is your go-to pattern when you need a frilly dress. Super easy, well written instructions with photos. Every princess loves this one!
Looking at it at first I was sure I wouldn't be able to make this. But with the easy to follow instructions, it came together like a dream. Love this dress!!!
This is another one on top of my favorite list. The top is very easy to follow along. Love the versatility this provides. Mix and match the top with other bottom skirts. A favorite in our house. Even my husband loves the outcome of this dress!
We love this one too. The pattern is written very well and very easy to understand. Obviously it is more time consuming because of the ruffles but it is so cute!
This dress is a labor of love...and ruffle gathering! The end result is amazing, and as always, directions are easy to follow. The CKC girls are great at helping out with questions!
this dress is so full and beautiful. great for pageant outfits too!
Adorable pattern. Comes together quickly. This bodice is great to mash with other ckc patterns as well.
Thank you for creating this pattern. It is easy to follow and versatile enough to create something for any occasion. My daughters all love this dress and I am in the middle of making two more. (I have 4 daughters :) If you are eyeing this dress don't hesitate! You won't be sorry once you see how beautiful they turn out!
I LOVE this pattern!!! Rows of ruffly goodness all wrapped up in a fairly simple sew. This pattern is a must have!
This dress looks hard but the ruffles make It worth it.
Love all the ruffles!
This dress is stunning...an absolute head turner!! I can't wait for the perfect occasion to make another!
Don't be intimidated by this dress! The pattern instructions are so easy to follow, and although time consuming, the dress isn't a hard project. Definitely will be making more!
Sooo easy to construct, and I love how versatile the patterns are. I'm not new to sewing, but new to PDF's, and I forsee I'll be purchasing more!
It is just lovely. Don't have a little girl to model it, but am making in a size 8 and I know she will love it. The little one is adorable on my form.
Very pretty, girly pattern. The bodice can be a little tricky but don't over think it.. just take your time and follow the pattern and you will be fine. Beautiful results.
Wonderful pattern! Such a gorgeous dress with clear instructions that even a novice like me can follow easily and have a fantastic result. I appreciate the step by step photos!
The bodice is so versatile, can match with many other skirts.
I love this dress. I had been looking for something like this and was so excited when it was released. Super easy to follow the instructions.
If you have several CKC patterns it's fun to mix and match....the Blanche has many possibilities! There is a lot of ruffling, but don't let that scare you off...it's worth it! The bodice turning is a bit tricky, but find the video on the site and you'll have it done in no time! Also...join the CKC Facebook group...a great group of helpful ladies! :)
This pattern is an all time favorite. End product is so stunning and room for customization is endless. Absolutely love this pattern!!
Blanche is such a classically beautiful pattern. This works well for pretty ch any occasion yo can think of. We've used it for Christmas dresses, Valentine dresses, and even a Dr. Who TARDIS dress! So versatile and extremely easy to follow. Trust me...you'll want this in your collection! Our customers go gaga over these dresses.
How could you ever go wrong with a sweet collar and a skirt of full ruffles. This dress is worth the time!
This pattern is fairly simple, and the ruffles make the dress, I absolutely love how the dress turned out.
This was my first experience with lots of ruffles and it was actually so easy! I was blown away by how well my daughter dress turned out! The key hole back confused me a little but I got awesome help from the CKC ladies.
This pattern has so many options! Love the construction of it!
As a new sewer, the Blanche provides a versatile pattern that all can appreciate. This was my first dress to see, and look forward to using this pattern for dresses in the future. Thank you CKC!
This dress is beautiful, elegant and classy with the mix of girly. Will be making more for my daughter as she grows!
Easy simple steps that are not complicated. Instructions have both visual and written steps that make it easy for beginners to understand.
I love the bodice and collar. Fairly easy to sew.
I made this into a Christmas dress without the ruffles and it was such a elegant look. The pattern, as always, was very easy to follow.
while this pattern is very time consuming for someone without a serger, the finished product far exceeded my expectations and was worth every minute!
This dress and top is so stinking adorable! You will love this pattern because it is so versatile! You can go from a fancy party dress to a casual fun look!
Love the look of this dress. Pattern looks intimidating, but once you start it flows very well. I've made 3 so far. Well written pattern, fits perfectly!
I am in love with this pattern, have made 4 of them now (not all with ruffles LOL). I love the look of the collar on this on and the simplicity of the back as I don't have to worry about button holes and zippers!!!!
I love how versatile this dress is. I have made both ruffled and non-ruffled versions (by mashing with other patterns) and have also made with and without collars and they come out just as beautiful each time. An it comes together so quickly.
Blanche is a great pattern. Good for how it is or for using it as a starter for making other dresses. I do recommend adding a side zipper though for easier on and off.
I love this dress, I have made 5 since I got it. The help from Facebook is 5 stars.
Thank you. I love this pattern. ..000
So easy to adapt, I will be up sizing into a Mommy and me set. CKC patterns are just that easy. Quick sew when your focused. And color combinations are endless.
I did the top of Blanche and it is fantastic! The peter pan collar is to die for!! Great, GREAT pattern :-) :-)